Look Sharp this Summer with Magee 1866 – tailored suits and sculpted jackets – perfect for your summer events

by Rose Barrett
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Experts in tailoring since the 1940s, Magee 1866 know what it takes to make a good suit. This season, the designs are straightforward and timeless with a focus on high-quality, natural fibre fabrics. What more would you expect from weavers of fine cloth for over 150 years and five generations? 

Above Magee 1866 – Aoife Silk Blend Jacket in Pink Herringbone -€349 – CO; Magee 1866 – Milly Donegal Tweed Jacket in Blue Salt and Pepper, also in Pink, €349 – CO – €349; CO. The pallet features earthy shades of brown, camel and green, inspired by the landscape of Donegal, as well as classic navy and greys with subtle and unexpected pops of colour throughout. 

Above: Magee 1866 – Rebecca Shirt Dress in White Liberty Print ‘Adeoye’ – €299

The range of summer-weight suits feature styles in 100% Irish linen and lofty blends of cashmere, linen and wool, designed and woven at the Magee 1866 mill in Donegal and perfect as the weather warms. Laid back and carefree, these suits are just made for destination weddings, add an extra dimension with the coordinating waistcoats. 

Magee 1866 – Hannah Shirt in Pink Liberty Print ‘Survival’ €139

Staying true to their roots in Donegal Tweeds, this season sees two striking suits in 100% wool, woven at the Magee 1866 mill. The rich dark green glencheck is flecked with the colourful neps Donegal Tweed is known for, while the classic Green Windowpane Check offers a timeless country look. Style with a shirt in 100% Irish Linen for a contemporary update. 

With styles across classic and tailored fits, refresh your weekday wardrobe with Magee 1866’s host of options for the office. Their range of travel suits are designed to stay looking crisp on the move and designed for maximum versatility, their flexible Mix & Match range sees jackets, trousers and waistcoats sold separately, allowing you to find the best fit for you. 

Magee 1866 – Women’s Hannah Shirt in Liberty Print ‘Phyls Flower’ – €139 – CO

The Magee 1866 Made to Measure service, available exclusively in their stores, combines their expert tailoring with love of luxury fabrics. In store tailoring experts guide you through selection of every detail – fabric, linings, buttons, collar melton, piping and stitching. You can even add personalised embroidery to your suit or jacket for that extra special finishing touch. Book online. 

Whether you are a future groom, a guest or want to update your 9 to 5 wardrobe, Magee 1866 have a range of tailoring options to suit every occasion. Shop in any of their three stores – Magee of Donegal, Magee 1866 at Arnotts, Magee 1866 at South Anne Street – or online at magee1866.com.  

Above: Magee 1866 – Susie Shirt Dress in Pink Liberty Print ‘Adeoye’ – €250 and right, oversized green Jenny Merino jumper, €125

Feature photos show Magee-1866 Jane Merino cable knit jumper in Coral €125.

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